Monday, November 7, 2011

Eevy "Ivy" Overs

Hello friends :)
I managed to get my Halloween things put a way and I even
actually got them down to one storage container like I wanted to
without having to buy a new larger one!

So there I was again with an empty iron rack to re-decorate
The challenge was to come up with something Fallish
and to use things I already had on hand.

I love a challenge...;)
Of course I would love to be able to afford to always use
fresh floral arrangements in my decor,
but of course that would be quite expensive. 
So when I use silk flowers or floral picks I always try to add some
fresh greenery, berries, or pinecones, from the yard for that fresh natural element. 
There is no shortage of Ivy growing around my house.
See what I mean... here it is growing all over the backyard fence...
I love how the Ivy has intertwined around this tree too.
We've already trimmed away a lot of it, and
 we still need to trim much more that is growing up in the tree.

So anyway,
Ivy was my choice to add to this display...
I think it really adds that special touch and
will also last quite long even without water before it wilts.
Ivy always looks very lively and green year round
so it's especially great to use in the Fall
when almost everything else is dying back.
looks great with pinecones too!

I thought I would wheel over this Ivy topiary to show you that I made from a large tomato cage.
I turned it up side down and wired the prongs together to create a pointed top 
then added a rusty rooster ;)

Well, that's it!
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit today,
and I always look forward to hearing from you!
Have a wonderful week!

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Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing Joann

Sue said...

OMG You are actually growing trained ivy in that container? I am amazed and just a teensy bit jealous, Sherri! LOL Adding in the ivy to your faux does make a difference and your baker's rack looks wonderfully "fallen!" I love that word- coined by Shelia from Notesongs, I believe... Good to see you posting. Hope all is well in your corner of CA. Ohio is still enjoying nice, fall weather- but I bet it won't last much longer. :-) hugs, Sue

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Sherri,

You're good! I still have a few Halloween pumpkins that I need to put up and my Heads Up Harry life size figure is in my entryway! argh!
Your place looks beautiful! I to would love fresh flowers everyday, but the addition of your live greenery is smashing! It brings those silks to life!


Gen said...

Beautifully decorated iron rack. Love the touches of ivy...and the trained ivy topiary with the rooster on top, oh my! Your header is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind comments. I am a follower of yours now!

Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, lovely....all of it. The ivy is so sweet. I always love it.

I love fresh flowers and buy them when I can.

Have a blessed day, sweet girl.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Ana said...

Hi Sherri,
What lovely fall decor...Loved the idea of adding real ivy... And I love, love, love your topiary. Great job.

Hugs and Kisses,

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! that iron rack is really a cutie. HOw I wish I could have one like this.

Your decor is absolutely, fall-ishy. Love you mix the fall colours.

Great job.

Kathy said...

Amazing iron rack! You've decorated it beautifully! Love all the fall touches!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the fall decor! That ivy is huge! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

June said...

The rack looks so pretty Sherri. Perfect for the Fall. I can't believe that tree and the ivy growing in it. That is so cool. We can't grow ivy here because of the cold temps in winter. I do have virginia creeper, but no ivy :-(.
hugs from here...

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